Aggregated news from Birmingham's leading news sources.
House Speaker Mike Hubbard prepares for arrest following investigation
Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard is preparing for a possible arrest stemming from a year-long state corruption investigation, according to a report from the Associated Press.
The report said Hubbard, along with his lawyer, visited the sheriff's office in Opelika on Friday to provide paperwork needed for a quick release on bond.
Defense Attorney Mark White said prosecutors won't let Hubbard surrender if he is indicted by a grand jury, which means officers would likely arrest him. This g...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 20, 2014 12:38:00 PM
Former Superior branch manager sentenced for conspiracy to commit bank fraud
A former branch manager at a subsidiary of Superior Bancorp Inc. has been sentenced for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program announced.
Phillip Owen, 36, of Selma was sentenced to six months in federal prison, followed by six months of community confinement as a special condition of five years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $217,540 in restitution after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 20, 2014 11:55:00 AM
Insomnia Cookies opens at Five Points
Things have gotten sweeter at Five Points.
Insomnia Cookies, a much-anticipated cookie store located at 1919 11 th Ave. S., has opened its doors to the public.
Located in a space just under 1,000 square feet, next to Jimmy John's, Insomnia Cookies boasts a variety of cookies and ice cream flavors.
The store will deliver, starting at 4 p.m. and will deliver its last order at 3 a.m. All deliveries must be within a three-mile radius of the store's location.
Founded in Pennsylvania, In...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 20, 2014 11:49:00 AM
BBJ Exclusive: Cadence Bank President Sam Tortorici (Video)
BBJ Exclusive: Cadence Bank President Sam Tortorici (Video)
...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 20, 2014 8:25:00 AM
Publix issues recall of product after mislabeling
Publix Super Markets announced a voluntary recall of one product after it was found that the list of ingredients on the product did not include peanuts.
The chain's store-brand Asian Mix, which is sold in a 14-ounce clamshell container, has already been removed from all store shelves, according to a release from the company. The Florida-based grocery chain urged customers who may have purchased the Asian Mix to return the product to the stores, when the recall was announced last Friday.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 20, 2014 8:22:00 AM
Intergraph debuts new $58M Madison headquarters
Intergraph plans to celebrate its 45th anniversary by unveiling a new $58 million headquarters in Madison on Monday.
The company will debut the new 250,000-square-foot headquarters from 7-9 p.m. at 305 Intergraph Way, according to a report from AL.com. The report also said those in attendance would include Gov.Robert Bentley, Madison Mayor Troy Trulock, Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong and representatives from Hexagon, Intergraph's parent company.
The new headquarters, whic...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 20, 2014 8:17:00 AM
2021 World Games site committee visits Birmingham
Three representatives from the International World Games Association are visiting Birmingham this weekend to scout the city as a potential host for the 2021 World Games.
Birmingham submitted a bid to host the city in August and will have to commit $3.5 million in funding if selected. The other cities being considered are Lima, Peru and Ufa, Russia.
"Birmingham thrives on sports," said Max Bishop, vice president of the IWGA. "There's no reason why Birmingham can't be the capital of U.S. s...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 17, 2014 4:57:00 PM
Carr Riggs merges with Louisiana firm
Carr Riggs & Ingram LLC has merged with Metairie, La.-based Taylor & Willis CPAs LLC, expanding its presence in Louisiana.
Taylor & Willis will now operate under the Carr Riggs & Ingram name, and Roy O. Taylor Jr. and Kevin C. Willis join CRI as partners. The entire Taylor & Willis team will move into the existing CRI's New Orleans office.
The merging firms share specializations in key industry segments, including: construction, manufacturing, distribution and not-for-profits.
Mahlon ...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 17, 2014 3:46:00 PM
Alabama cities mentioned on list of best and worst foodie cities
Several Alabama cities, including Birmingham, recently made their way onto a list of the best and worst foodie cities.
In celebration of National Food Day on Oct. 16, Wallethub compiled the list by analyzing the top 150 most populated U.S. cities to find the most and least economical foodie scenes in the country.
Birmingham finished at No.100 overall, No. 79 for affordability and No. 96 for diversity, accessibility and quality.
Huntsville finished highest on the list for Alabama citie...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 17, 2014 2:33:00 PM
Avondale Brewing to launch canned beer line
Avondale Brewing Co. is about to crack open another option for its Alabama customers.
Partnering with its exclusive distributor AlaBev, Avondale will launch its first set of canned beers on Oct. 31.
The lineup will include the brewery's Battlefield IPA and Pachyderm Pale Wheat.
"Craft beer in our state is booming, providing local breweries opportunities to further their business and brand," said Harry Kampakis, owner of AlaBev. "In fact, existing breweries in the state have doubled in...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 17, 2014 1:01:00 PM
What three experts think of Bham's DNC chances
The Magic City is one of five cities still in the running to land the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Birmingham has fully committed itself to hosting the DNC by making the $5 million deposit required to be considered as a host city and spending $250,000 on consultants to help its bid.
The city is competing with New York City, Columbus, Ohio, Philadelphia and Phoenix.
In their Cover Story this week, our sister publication the Philadelphia Business Journal, asked three DNC experts...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 17, 2014 12:14:00 PM
Alabama’s unemployment rate at 6.6%
Alabama's unemployment rate was 6.6 percent for September, down from 6.9 percent in August but up from 6.4 percent the previous year, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced this morning.
September's jobless rate represents 140,674 unemployed persons, compared to 147,248 the prior month and 136,595 in September 2013.
"Every county in Alabama experienced a decrease in their unemployment rate this month (when compared to August)," said Alabama Department of Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald ...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 17, 2014 12:01:00 PM
Hospital leaders discuss upcoming second enrollment period of the ACA
In a little less than a month, the second enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act will open, and millions of Americans will be able to shop for health insurance on the exchange market place.
On Nov. 15, the Obama administration will have a second chance at presenting Healthcare.gov to the public, and Birmingham's hospital leaders predict it will be a much smoother transition than the first go-around because of increased awareness and a greater number of events designed to educate.
L...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 17, 2014 11:18:00 AM
Five steps to a successful job search in Birmingham
The shortest article that would look seriously at ways to conduct a successful job search in Birmingham might be one word -repeated 5 times. Network, Network, Network, Network, Network !
But there is more to a successful job search than networking. Here are my tips to a job search that gets you where you want to be regardless of the location or city.
1. Know your skill set. At what things do you excel? Put another way, what skills will you bring to a company which will effect their botto...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 17, 2014 10:00:00 AM
Jobless Claims in U.S. Unexpectedly Fall to 14-Year Low (Video)
Jobless Claims in U.S. Unexpectedly Fall to 14-Year Low (Video)
...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 17, 2014 8:26:00 AM
Alabama ranked one of the lowest states for student spending
One Washington-based think tank said in a recent report that Alabama remains well below its peak level of funding for students.
The data was released by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, which said the decline in funding could be related to cuts in the Education Trust Fund, according to a report from the Montgomery Advertiser.
The report said spending per-student in Alabama fell $1,128, or about 17.8 percent, from 2008 and 2015. This makes for the largest drop in the nation an...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 17, 2014 8:22:00 AM
Sitel brings 300 new jobs to Hamilton
The city of Hamilton will soon welcome 300 new jobs as one company looks to expand its customer call center.
Nashville-based Sitel, a global customer care provider located at 500 Industrial Drive, announced on Thursday that they would expand their customer call center, which already employed more than 400 people, according to a report from AL.com.
The report said Sitel operates as a privately-held telemarketing and outsourcing company, and are majority owned by Canadian-based Onex Corp.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 17, 2014 7:47:00 AM
Barber Motorsports Park welcomes new addition
The Vintage Motorsports Museum and the Barber Motorsports Park have a new addition.
The Barber Proving Grounds, located adjacent to the current Barber track, will bring more events to the park that include product debuts, corporate outings and events, safety instruction, driver schools and autocross and kart events.
"This new addition should draw more people to Birmingham and Alabama to visit, spend money, generate economic impact and have a great time," said George Barber, the park's fo...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 16, 2014 5:17:00 PM
ABA: Proposed tax rule change could harm small biz and stunt growth
Proposals in Congress to change the tax laws for personal service firms, if enacted, could stifle business growth and job creation across the nation, according to American Bar Association President William Hubbard.
Hubbard, who was in Birmingham this week to speak at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, said the proposed legislation would require law firms, accounting firms, farmers and many other small businesses to switch from a cash method of accounting to an accrual method.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 16, 2014 3:46:00 PM
Redeveloped Village Place to offer custom, energy efficient homes
Pilgrim Place in Mountain Brook will soon have a new name after the city's zoning board approved a name change for the community on Montclair Road.
The property will be known as Village Place, according to a release from Wedgworth Construction, who will redevelop the site. Village Place will offer 13 energy-efficient homes, ranging in price from $850,000 to $1,000,000, the release said.
The gated community also features cul-da-sac lots in close proximity to schools, shopping and Crestlin...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 16, 2014 3:06:00 PM
Which city did Google name as Alabama's eCity?
In the second-annual Google eCity Awards, Pelham has been named Alabama's leading digitally-connected location.
"At Pelham's online Action Center, residents can report everything from water leaks to animals needing rescue. Speaking of animals, Pelham is home to the Animal Wildlife Center, the state's largest animal rehabilitation center," the report states.
Google, along with research firm Ipsos MORI, analyzed the cities and their businesses in all 50 states for their ability to own and ...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 16, 2014 2:29:00 PM
Knauf Insulation to invest $34 million in Chambers County facility
Another Alabama plant is planning a multimillion dollar expansion.
Knauf Insulation announced today it will invest $30 million to revitalize and upgrade its Chambers County facility that will result in the creation of 100 new jobs at the plant.
The Alabama Secretary of Commerce office announced the expansion earlier, noting the plant beat out other U.S. facilities like Shelbyville, Indiana for the project.
The project, which should be complete by mid-2015, will make the Alabama plant ...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 16, 2014 1:54:00 PM
Mattress Firm coming to Brookwood Village
National retailer Mattress Firm will be opening a location at Brookwood Village in 2015.
According to a report from AL.com, the Houston-based specialty mattress store will occupy 3,000 square feet between DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse and Target.
The store also carries bedding accessories and other products related to beds.
Birmingham currently has five Mattress Firm locations
Brookwood Village was purchased by Dallas-based Cypress Equities in the spring for $80 million, and Cypress ...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 16, 2014 1:45:00 PM
CCS tabs Homewood director, hiring staff and teachers
Covenant Classical Schools is currently hiring staff to fill its Homewood day school that will open in January 2015.
As reported in July, the building of the new school and the expansion of the existing facility at Trace Crossings will lead to 50 new employees for CCS.
Leaders at the new 15,000-square-foot Homewood facility are currently seeking teachers, a chef and other staff.
CCS has hired a new director, Auburn graduate Dustin Jowers. CCS parent Leslie Bray, a University of Kentuc...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 16, 2014 1:38:00 PM
New Birmingham center plans to reduce crimes by ex-offenders
Alabama's first Day Reporting Center will be established in Jefferson County thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles has been awarded a Second Chance Act grant of $687,176 to establish the center, which will deliver services to people on parole from state prisons to help them successfully return to society.
The Day Reporting Center, which will be located in Birmingham, will provide the following services: employment options, educati...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:35:00 PM
BJCC announces partnership with Yellow Cab Co.
The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex announced today that it has entered into an official partnership with Yellow Cab Co. to provide a taxi alternative to visitors at the BJCC, Sheraton Birmingham and Westin Birmingham hotels, along with the Uptown Entertainment District.
This will provide a much needed taxi service for visitors to have a way to travel around downtown, according to a release from the BJCC. The service will run on a schedule to properly accommodate high activity perio...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:26:00 PM
Birmingham hospitals will lose millions from higher readmission penalties next year
With the exception of Princeton Baptist Medical Center, all major Birmingham hospitals will be facing higher readmission penalties in 2015.
According to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the readmission penalty hike for the six largest Birmingham hospitals is 2.53 percent. When averaged out, that's a 0.42 percent increase for each hospital
While that may not seem like much, those hospitals brought in an average of $1.97 billion in 2013. Generally, hospitals make a...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:52:00 AM
Cultural Alliance of Greater Bham rebrands and announces new initiatives
The Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham, now named Create Birmingham, announced the details of their creative industries report last night during an event at Workplay along with announcing the group's new name and mission.
Create Birmingham aims at “developing a strong, diverse economy with a high quality of life for residents through strategic investments in creativity and innovation,” according to a release from the organization. The release also said the group’s rebranding was carrie...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 16, 2014 8:37:00 AM
Jimmy John's to open in downtown Mobile next week
Downtown Mobile will welcome a new Jimmy John’s location next week when it opens below the Hampton Inn on Royal Street.
The 1,500-square-foot eatery is scheduled to open on Tuesday, according to a report from AL.com.
Jimmy John’s is known for offering customers dine-in, take out and delivery service, which will extend to specific parts of the city, the report said.
Jimmy Burkhartt is the franchise owner, according to the report, and also owns another Jimmy John’s location on Airport B...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 16, 2014 8:35:00 AM
Ebola: Health Worker Flew Between Cleveland and Dallas (Video)
Ebola: Health Worker Flew Between Cleveland and Dallas (Video)
...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 16, 2014 8:33:00 AM
Breakthrough treatments find a new way forward
By Matt Windsor • Photography by Steve Wood • Illustrations by Echo Medical Media On September 3, 1928, Alexander Fleming came back from vacation and started washing dishes in his lab. Petri dishes, that is. Most people know what happened next: He found a strange, bacteria-killing mold on one plate. It turned out to be penicillin, the first antibiotic, which has gone on to save millions of lives. Nearly 100 years after Fleming’s acci...UAB Magazine at Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8:00:00 PM
Cahaba Brewing Co. growth signals downtown revitalization
So a lawyer, an engineer, a salesman, a fireman and an entrepreneur walk into bar—have you heard this one?
Those are the day jobs of the partners at Cahaba Brewing Co. in downtown Birmingham. Upon entering the 3rd Avenue South location, the senses are immediately set ablaze with the scent of hops and malts as they churn and bubble in several large vats adjacent to the taproom.
As the craft beer industry grows at a steady pace in Alabama, the owners of the brewery are now looking to expan...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 15, 2014 4:57:00 PM
DOJ asks former Sterne Agee CFO to turn over info for grand jury
The former chief financial officer for Sterne Agee has been subpoenaed by the Department of Justice to turn over documents related to the company for a federal grand jury.
Brian Barze, who was terminated by the company in 2012, was ordered to provide documents for a grand jury by Oct. 27. He was ordered to turn over “any and all records, in their original form, related to Sterne Agee, any of its affiliated entities and any employees or officers of those entities, including James Holbrook J...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 15, 2014 4:04:00 PM
Birmingham home sales increase 14 percent from September 2013
Birmingham residential sales dipped slightly in the month of September.
According to the latest data from the Alabama Center for Real Estate, housing sales dropped 1.8 percent month-to-month from 1,187 in August to 1,166 in September.
Despite the dip, this represents a 14.3 percent increase in unit sales year-over-year and a 30 percent increase over the five-year average from 2009-2013.
The report also said median sales prices dipped about the same from August from $177,500 to $175,00...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3:23:00 PM
BCBS of Alabama remains dominant health insurer despite waning market share
The market share for Alabama's dominant health insurer has been shrinking in recent years, but Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama by far has the most control over Alabama's health insurance market than insurers in other states.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama accounts for 84 percent of the 2014 statewide market, which is down from the 86 percent share it held last year and its 88 percent share in 2012, according to numbers from the American Medical Association.
UnitedHealthCare...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3:19:00 PM
Senior community developer gets $36 million for Charleston facility
A Birmingham-based senior living community owner and operator has received new financing for the construction of a senior living facility in Charleston, S.C.
Dominion Partners LLC was provided a $36.3 million secure term loan from Capital One Bank this week, money that will be used to refinance the original construction loan on Somerby of Mt. Pleasant, the senior living community.
“We are thrilled to work with Dominion Partners,” said Capital One director of commercial and specialty fina...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:17:00 PM
What makes a good business pitch?
The Alabama Launchpad is now accepting applications for the next cycle of its startups competition, and this round companies have the chance at a share of $250,000.
Last round, five of the finalists were from Birmingham and four of them received more than $160,000 in funding collectively.
But how should entrepreneurs prepare for such a competition, and what do judges emphasize more: the pitch or the business model?
Andrew Penman, vice president of drug development at the Southern Res...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:12:00 PM
Who will be the next SEC commissioner?
For the first time in more than a decade, the Southeastern Conference will have a new commissioner in 2015, as Mike Slive has announced plans to retire in July.
But who will take the reins from Slive, who has presided over one of the most successful stretches in the conference's history?
Shortly after Slive's plans were announced, several prominent sportswriters tapped Greg Sankey, who is the Birmingham-based conference's chief operating officer, as the favorite to land the role.
Li...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:45:00 AM
Top of the List: Alabama’s largest law schools
Now isn’t the best time to be a recent law school graduate.
The current scarcity of legal jobs and student loan horror stories have made some prospective law students wary of pursuing a degree. These factors can likely explain the national decline in law school enrollment, which has yet to recover from the recession.
But all things considered, Alabama law schools appear to be moving in the right direction. The University of Alabama School of Law recently ranked 23 rd in a US News & Wo...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:04:00 AM
Jet's Pizza to open first Birmingham location in Hoover
A Michigan-based pizza chain will open its first Birmingham location in Hoover.
Jet's Pizza, based in Sterling Heights, Mich., has signed a 1,998-square-foot lease at 4730 Chace Circle in Hoover.
George Elliott of Shannon Waltchack represented Chace Landing in the lease.
David Garrett of Colliers International represented Jet's Pizza.
Jet's Pizza was founded in 1978 and has over 300 locations across the country, including a location in Huntsville.
Jet's Pizza serves a variety of...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 15, 2014 9:18:00 AM
Three thoughts with REV CEO David Fleming
Downtown is undergoing a revitalization that spreads throughout multiple districts and is being driven by several mix-use developments that include retail, office and multifamily.
Birmingham has almost 2,000 apartment units in the pipeline, and that has attracted retail projects like Publix and Starbucks, along with high-end restaurants downtown.
We recently caught up with REV Birmingham CEO David Fleming who talked about three projects in particular and how they could impact the future ...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 15, 2014 9:17:00 AM
Harbert USREF V teams with Hendon Properties on Georgia acquisition
Birmingham-based Harbert United States Real Estate Fund V, LP has acquired a large retail power center located in Conyers, Georgia, a submarket in Atlanta.
The purchase of the 465,000-square-foot Conyers Crossroads was done in conjunction with Hendon Properties on Oct. 9.
The new owners intend to invest $2.5 million of additional capital into the property for upgrades and leasing of vacant space at the property, a release from HUSREF V said.
Currently, the property has around 65,000 s...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 15, 2014 9:15:00 AM
Butler County Hyundai supplier announces $34 million expansion
A major auto supplier in south Alabama is planning a large expansion that will bring 50 new jobs to the state.
Butler County's Hyundai supplier, Hwahsin American, has announced a $34 million, 100,000-square-foot expansion to its current facility near Greenville, according to a report from WSFA 12 News.
The starting salaries for the additional 50 jobs is said to be between $30,000 to $35,000.
Butler County officials said at the announcement they are optimistic the facility will be expa...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 15, 2014 9:10:00 AM
Robins & Morton recieve second LEED-HC Gold certification
One Birmingham contractor’s hospital is now one of seven in the country to receive the highest LEED certification for healthcare facilities.
Following last November’s opening of the $27 million HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts in Ludlow, the facility’s contractor, Robins & Morton, received their second LEED-HC Gold Certification, according to a report from AL.com. After receiving the honor, the Birmingham-based firm became the first in the country to have two bu...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 15, 2014 9:00:00 AM
Mercedes-Benz issues recall of 10,500 C-Class models
Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of more than 10,500 C-Class vehicles due to a possible steering problem.
The 2015 C-Class model being recalled is made in Alabama and Mercedes issued a statement saying the production error could result in wheels that squeak and resist turning, according to a report from AL.com.
The report also said these problems were only found in two European models and a U.S. spokesperson for Mercedes said there was no reason to believe that any of the American model...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8:56:00 AM
Airlines Outperform, Rebound From Ebola Losses (Video)
Airlines Outperform, Rebound From Ebola Losses (Video)
...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8:30:00 AM
Longtime AEA leader Paul Hubbert dies
Paul Hubbert, longtime Alabama Education Association executive secretary who became a powerful political figure in his 40 years leading the group, has died, according to AL.com.
Hubbert, who was a liver transplant recipient, was 78.
Hubbert retired from leading the AEA in 2011 but continued to be active with the organization . In September, he publicly voiced concern over the group’s current state, saying that the organization was in the midst of a crisis they must address because of dr...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, October 14, 2014 7:57:00 PM
The top three ways Alabamians are getting scammed
When the recession sucked away retirement funds of many of Alabama’s elderly, the senior population became a desperate and easy target for crooks, said Joseph Borg, director of the Alabama Securities Commission.
And several scams have popped up that are luring in small and midsized businesses, Borg said during a speech at the Birmingham Kiwanis Club at the Harbert Center Tuesday.
Borg’s department that investigates scams has found many ways crooks are getting to Alabamians’ money.
Her...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:32:00 PM
Lawsuit claims Blue Cross exec pay raises mean higher premium costs
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama executives have received a significant pay bump since 2011, and a new filing in the ongoing antitrust lawsui t against the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association claims those pay raises are a driver behind higher consumer costs.
The antitrust suit, which consolidated several suits filed in Alabama and others, claims Blue Cross' license agreement with its 38 providers bar them from selling Blue Cross insurance in each others' territories and violate federa...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:21:00 PM
Homeowners save over $200K thanks to BWW partnership
Over 13,000 Birmingham homeowners have saved around $210,000 thanks to a program that launched in April.
HomeServe USA, a home emergency repair service announced in February a partnership with Birmingham Water Works that offers optional water service line and sewer service line repair plans to homeowners.
The program officially got off the ground in April, and according to a release from HomeServe, it has been successful so far.
“The Birmingham Water Works Board recognized that this p...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, October 14, 2014 4:48:00 PM
5 Koozies Ever Alabamian Should own
Koozies are a part of Alabama tradition as much as barbeque or football. here is a collection of koozies that everyone from Alabama should have in their drawer! 1. The Football Koozie This koozie is shaped and feels like a real football! The roll tide koozieball is one of our favorites and is great for […]...Birmingham Weekly at Friday, October 10, 2014 7:50:24 PM
Best Places to Eat In Birmingham
Watchmojo explored and found the best places to eat in Birmingham what do you think of the places that made it and who do you think is missing off the list?...Birmingham Weekly at Thursday, October 09, 2014 1:03:02 AM
What snow does to Birmingham, Alabama?
Up North they can’t handle the heat! But in Birmingham, Alabama this is what happens when it snows like it did in 2013...Birmingham Weekly at Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:56:39 AM
Blount County alcohol sales: Alabama Supreme Court to hold session at Samford University on appeal
The Alabama Supreme Court has announced that on Nov. 6 it will hear an appeal of Blount County Circuit Judge Steven King's ruling last fall that paved the way for Oneonta, Blountsville and other towns in the county to hold "wet/dry" votes on whether alcohol should be sold in their communities.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Alcohol sales are already underway at some locations in Oneonta, and one Blountsville grocery store...Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:12:34 AM
Labor Day: Websites, apps and hotlines to make travel easier
Many states have road condition information available by phone and via smartphone apps.
As the Labor Day holiday and college football season kick off, the region's roadways will be under added pressure during the next few days as travelers head to their destinations.
If traveling by car, as AAA estimates 30 million people will do this weekend, many states provide road conditions and travel information by dialing 511.
Many st...Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, August 29, 2014 1:02:07 PM
Fun College Activities That Every Student Should Do
With a new and independent life in college, students sometimes look for ways to have fun and to be with their new college classmates. There are a lot of great ways to enjoy college life and here are some of these great college activities; Watch a late night movie premier with your friends New movies […]...Birmingham Weekly at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:48:29 PM
Birmingham, Alabama Blizzard of 1993
...Birmingham Weekly at Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:42:06 AM
San Francisco Elections Promise $15 Minimum Wage
San Francisco is known to have the highest wage floor in the US and lately San Francisco Mayor, Ed Lee has mentioned a consensus measure that he would boost the city’s minimum wage to $15. This wage increase will reach full implementation before similar wage increases will be provided in Seattle. This significant wage increase […]...Birmingham Weekly at Monday, August 11, 2014 12:59:32 AM
Interstate 65 north: Traffic flow resumes after Green Springs crash
Right lane has been reopened as of 7:35 a.m.
ALDOT camera image of traffic along Interstate 65 northbound between Montgomery Highway and Alford Avenue at 8:34 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014. Major delays continue from a wreck which has closed all but one lane at Green Springs Avenue. Contributed photo / ALDOT
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A crash between an 18-wheeler, a garbage truck and an SUV quickly turned Interstate 65's Mond...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, June 30, 2014 7:44:44 AM
Interstate 20/59: ALDOT to begin median barrier installation Monday
Barriers will go in an area where two fatal median crossover crashes have happened this year.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The Alabama Department of Transportation plans to begin a project Monday night to extend the concrete median barrier and add cable rail barriers along Interstate 20/59 west of downtown.
The area has been the scene of two fatal median crossover crashes this year.
The most recent wreck occurred May 29 when a wes...Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, June 27, 2014 6:57:31 PM